Grand Alliance completes post-P&O Nedlloyd network adjustments
Grand Alliance member lines Hapag-Lloyd Container Line, MISC Berhad, Nippon Yusen Kaisha and Orient Overseas Container Line have announced details of their revised service network following the withdrawal of A.P. Moller Maersk-acquired P&O Nedlloyd.
The network will now deploy a total of 152 vessels on the group's east/west services.
In the Asia/Europe trade, the Grand Alliance will commence its previously announced cooperation with New World Alliance carriers APL, MOL and Hyundai. A total of 63 ships with capacities ranging from 4,000 TEUs to more than 8,063 TEUs will be deployed on eight weekly services in the trade.
MISC is only a member of the Grand Alliance in the Asia/Europe trade.
The Grand Alliance is adding a new weekly CCX service between Central China and Los Angeles and a joint Asia/U.S East Coast loop with the New World carriers. In total 74 vessels will serve on 11 services in the transpacific trade, including seven loops between Asia and the U.S. West Coast; three services via the Panama Canal, and one via the Suez to the U.S. East Coast.
In the transatlantic, the Grand Alliance will deploy 15 ships on the weekly GAX, ATX and GMX loops with capacities between 2,800 TEUs and 4,400 TEUs, as well as the PAX pendulum service.
The Grand Alliance carriers have recently filed with the U.S. Federal Maritime Commission a modification to include CP Ships, recently acquired by Hapag Lloyd, in the alliance.